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First post, by MII-233

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I've been getting DBGL all set up on my XP rig over the past few days and I'm just curious if y'all think I'm missing anything. So uh... Yeah. Let 'er rip, tater chip. The desktop screenshot linked at the very end was included just in case I have some GoG games that are DOS.

NOTE: Command & Conquer was not wanting to play nice so unfortunately that one is dead in the water.

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Reply 1 of 25, by cyclone3d

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Reply 2 of 25, by awgamer

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>What DOS games do you feel I'm missing?

Loads and loads of them, a small sample of the highlights:

wings of fury
rise of the dragon
stunts
wing commander 1-3
another world
dune 2
indiana jones and the fate of atlantis
monkey island 1 & 2
master of orion
nhl hockey
pirates! gold
romance of the three kingdoms iii
sam & max hit the road
wing commander privateer
transport tycoon deluxe
settlers ii
x-com ufo defense & terror from the deep
the dig
full throttle

Reply 3 of 25, by keropi

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Turrican 2 and Dangerous Dave trilogy , Goblins games? should be there as well
but tbh your list is so small mate... it would help to write what genres you are interested in

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Reply 4 of 25, by clueless1

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How a out telling us what types of DOS games you like? RPGs? Action? FPS? Adventure?

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Reply 5 of 25, by Roger Wilco

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quite a few:

Blake Stone
Blood
Heretic
Hexen
Rise of the Triad

Blood Money
Cannon Fodder
Duck Tales
Dynablaster
GTA
Gauntlet
Golden Axe
Raptor
Scorched Earth
Worms
Xenon 2

Beneath a Steel Sky
Discworld
Quest for Glory
Heart of China
Indiana Jones 3 & 4
Kings Quest 1 - 6
Legend of Kyrandia
Laura Bow
Maniac Mansion
Monkey Island 1& 2
Police Quest
Simon the Sorcerer
Zork

Pinball Dreams
Pinball Fantasies
Psycho Pinball
Silver Ball
Tristan

Another World
Alley fucking Cat
Flashback
Rick Dangerous 1& 2
Gobliins 1& 2
Klax
Pushover
Sokoban
The Incredible Machine
Vikings
XMAS Lemmings

Bards Tale
Elder Scrolls
Eye of the Beholder
Might and Magic
all sorts of Ultima
Ultima Underworld 1& 2
Wizardry

Destruction Derby
Fatal Racing
F1GP
Indianapolis 500
Lotus 3
Micro Machines
Nascar Racing
Offroad
STUNTS
Test Drive

Battle Chess
Comanche
Dosdorf
Elite
MadTv
Ports of Call
Railroad Tycoon
SimAntEarthFarmLife
Theme Park
Tie Fighter
Strike & Wing Commander

Battle Isle
Castles
Civilization
Dune 1 & 2
Defender of the Crown
The Horde
Master of Orion
North and South
Panzer General
Pirates!
Popolous
Settlers 1& 2
Syndicate + missions
UFO
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Reply 6 of 25, by MII-233

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keropi wrote:

Turrican 2 and Dangerous Dave trilogy , Goblins games? should be there as well
but tbh your list is so small mate... it would help to write what genres you are interested in

Honestly it's easier just to say that I'm not into text-adventure games (such as A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). This is my first real dive into DOS gaming so really as long as the gameplay isn't horrible and it's not text-adventure I'll probably be into it.

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Reply 7 of 25, by awgamer

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To see what you'd be getting into ahead of time, just plug in the game name with pc gameplay into youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgvlVWgHGdk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izx7sy3beIU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiJLOjeyDxs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qua2kb5GgQI

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Reply 9 of 25, by Stiletto

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chinny22 wrote:

Street Rod, which is officially freeware now 😀
https://streetrodonline.com/downloads/

Seems that they didn't have access to the sourcecode, so I dunno about the rights to declare it freeware, buddy.
https://streetrodonline.com/2017/05/10/progre … al-source-code/

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Reply 10 of 25, by gdjacobs

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No, that's correct. It's free-as-in-beer-ware as opposed to Free Software. He says he acquired the copyright and is freely distributing the compiled end product.

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Reply 11 of 25, by Stiletto

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gdjacobs wrote:

No, that's correct. It's free-as-in-beer-ware as opposed to Free Software. He says he acquired the copyright and is freely distributing the compiled end product.

I stand corrected.

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Reply 12 of 25, by gdjacobs

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Stiletto wrote:

I stand corrected.

I hope I wasn't harsh or anything. I think source code would be cool if and when it happens.

As to the copyright issue, if he's wrong, I figure it's him that will be fighting in the arena with the copyright lawyers. In the meantime, we can all try beating the King on a Mulholland Drive race.

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Reply 13 of 25, by Stiletto

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It's a little uncommon for a one-man "company" to post "we own the copyright now" without offering much proof, is all. Citing a little correspondence with the previous owners might go a long way towards establishing trust.

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Reply 14 of 25, by gdjacobs

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Same thing happened with Sango Fighter. In the absence of evidence to the contrary, I believe we can assume he's acting in good faith. If he's lying, he's the one that'll be in trouble.

I wouldn't go so far as to build a business around it, but in this case it's just a game. At worst, we delete it.

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Reply 15 of 25, by krcroft

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Here's a similar thread going back a couple years. It has a handful of references out to top 100+ lists, including two to mid 90s Computer Gaming World magazine (PDFs).

(edit) here's the link: "Must Have" Best DOS games

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Reply 17 of 25, by chinny22

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gdjacobs wrote:
Stiletto wrote:

I stand corrected.

I hope I wasn't harsh or anything. I think source code would be cool if and when it happens.

As to the copyright issue, if he's wrong, I figure it's him that will be fighting in the arena with the copyright lawyers. In the meantime, we can all try beating the King on a Mulholland Drive race.

Glad to see this was all sorted even before I got back 😀
I thought I was correct, but I'm no legal expert either so happy to go with the mods decision, their site, their rules!

Reply 18 of 25, by foil_fresh

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chinny i just wanna say thanks for chosing Seth as your avatar in this forum, as i get to read everything in his voice.

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Reply 19 of 25, by hwh

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No idea what you're going for...and it seems like you have several years worth of games there :p

But, having recently been working on it, I feel you're missing Willy Beamish.

Also, you're missing the greatest game ever, Betrayal at Krondor, but hey, whatever...there's all kinds of riff raff in that list 🤣

So yeah, the Dynamix package.